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Need Help Stopping Smoking


• Smoking is such a standard behaviour which people have learned to relate with fun times and belonging but also as a quick fix stress relief.

Stop Smoking For Good


Stop Smoking For Good • Allen Carr in his book Stop Smoking Now likens it to enjoying the sensation of suffocation and he is not wrong. Lack of information on how bad smoking is for health is not the problem, it's the motivation.


Stop Smoking For Good • Letting go of a 'thing' that has supported you through thick and thin is obviously not easy. Think of a toddler who is being weened off a pacifier. It can take numerous tantrums and screams of bloody murder but the change will happen.


• Kids learn by proxy, they don't need to actually do something to imagine it working. If a child grows up with smoking parents who smoke under stress they will learn that a cigarette is a safe way to deal with stress.

Stop Smoking For Good


So how do you stop?

• So how do you stop? Well, it takes practice. On average it takes about 7-8 tries to change a behaviour for the change to be final. The truth is, you will get really good at quitting - you will know what symptoms to expect: anger, sadness, hunger, even rage and resentment towards everyone, especially towards other smokers.


Change takes effort and time.


Takeaways: •

Be kind to yourself

Take your time

Meditation helps you learn about yourself

Understand the true reasons behind your smoking habit

Understand the trigger situations for smoking

Congratulate yourself for small successes

Ask for help

Remember - you are in charge. You have the power to change!


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How to stop smoking for good  

It's quite safe to say that everyone either has or knows someone who has tried to stop smoking. Smoking is such a standard behaviour which p...

How to stop smoking for good  

It's quite safe to say that everyone either has or knows someone who has tried to stop smoking. Smoking is such a standard behaviour which p...

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